Clemens Schuldt

Principal Conductor of Munich Chamber Orchestra and winner of the renowned Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London in 2010, Clemens Schuldt is one of the most exciting young conductors emerging from Germany today.

Schuldt is widely praised for his innovative interpretations of classical and romantic Germanic repertoire, often using his creativity to include lesser-known or contemporary repertoire in his programmes. He has enjoyed considerable success in the UK, including recent débuts with BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia, as well as regular appearances with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, most recently on tour to Germany. Other orchestras with which he appears include Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Soloists he works with include Håkan Hardenberger, Steven Isserlis, Xavier de Maistre, Daniil Trifonov, François Leleux and Kit Armstrong.

The 2016/2017 season sees Schuldt make notable débuts with ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Spanish National Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Den Norske Opera Orchestra. He returns to the Netherlands Philharmonic with two appearances at Concertgebouw, and to the Philharmonia Orchestra following his highly praised tour to Spain with Daniil Trifonov last season. Further afield, he continues his success in Japan with appearances with the New Japan Philharmonic and Hiroshima Symphony, before making débuts with Tasmanian Symphony and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Opera is becoming a central part of Schuldt’s music making. In the 2016/2017 season, he continues his association with Staatstheater Mainz conducting Bellini’s Norma and Gluck’s Armide. Last season in Mainz he conducted new productions of Gounod’s Faust and Verdi’s Rigoletto. He also led a new production of Faust at Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, as well as performances of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann at Theater Osnabrück, and Dvorak’s Rusalka at Theater Gelsenkirchen.

Schuldt was the Assistant Conductor of London Symphony Orchestra in 2010/2011, working with distinguished conductors such as Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev and Simon Rattle. Born in Bremen, Schuldt studied violin at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, and performed in Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen before he took up his conducting studies in Düsseldorf, Vienna and Weimar.

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